Fake Lubes Seized in Philippines


Philippine law enforcement officials confiscated 8,878 bottles of counterfeit Castrol lubricants worth U.S. $37,000 during a raid, the nations state-run news agency reported last week.

At 11:30 a.m. on March 13, operatives of the National Capital Regions Criminal Investigation and Detection Group raided five warehouses and stores in Gracepark, Caloocan and Quezon cities, which are all just north of Manila, the nations capital. The establishments were owned by a Chinese businessman named Jimmy Go, according to CIDG Chief Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr.

The raid stemmed from a complaint by Castrol Philippines, Pagdilao said, which certified that the seized items were counterfeit. The search warrants were issued by Makati City Regional Trial Court.

Castrol markets passenger car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle oils in the Philippines.

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